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The Shipping News (1993)

por E. Annie Proulx

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Annie Proulx's The Shipping News is a vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family. Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack, with a 'head shaped like a crenshaw, no neck, reddish hair...features as bunched as kissed fingertips,' is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife meets her just desserts. An aunt convinces Quoyle and his two emotionally disturbed daughters to return with her to the starkly beautiful coastal landscape of their ancestral home in Newfoundland. Here, on desolate Quoyle's Point, in a house empty except for a few mementos of the family's unsavory past, the battered members of three generations try to cobble up new lives. Newfoundland is a country of coast and cove where the mercury rarely rises above seventy degrees, the local culinary delicacy is cod cheeks, and it's easier to travel by boat and snowmobile than on anything with wheels. In this harsh place of cruel storms, a collapsing fishery, and chronic unemployment, the aunt sets up as a yacht upholsterer in nearby Killick-Claw, and Quoyle finds a job reporting the shipping news for the local weekly, the Gammy Bird (a paper that specializes in sexual-abuse stories and grisly photos of car accidents). As the long winter closes its jaws of ice, each of the Quoyles confronts private demons, reels from catastrophe to minor triumph-in the company of the obsequious Mavis Bangs; Diddy Shovel the strongman; drowned Herald Prowse; cane-twirling Beety; Nutbeem, who steals foreign news from the radio; a demented cousin the aunt refuses to recognize; the much-zippered Alvin Yark; silent Wavey; and old Billy Pretty, with his bag of secrets. By the time of the spring storms Quoyle has learned how to gut cod, to escape from a pickle jar, and to tie a true lover's knot.… (mais)
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I tried to read the book, abandoned it, saw the movie, then tackled the book again. Compelling movie; book is not my cup of tea. ( )
  Dorothy2012 | Apr 22, 2024 |
This was a good book made better by an excellent narrator, Paul Hecht, that was able to 'do the voices' with convincing characterization. Not easy to do when a lot of the characters are middle aged white men from Newfoundland. It got off to a rocky start. I thought it was going to be more magical realist, or at least more satirical as the characters are drawn more like caricatures at first, but over time they become the more standard stuff of a standard novel.

There is a strange undercurrent of sexual abuse throughout the book for a number of characters, which I felt was odd, particularly when it came to the main character's wife selling her children to a pedophile. I have no idea what attracted him to her in the first place - she was the least believable character in the book, but fortunately her appearance was short.

Once we get to Newfoundland the story really takes off. Lots of interesting characters as our hero begins to learn how to live and truly love. It's a voyage of discovery for him as much as for us as we learn a lot about life in Newfoundland and what it's like to live in a harsh part of the world reliant on the ocean for livelihoods and survival. I enjoyed the opening of each chapter - an excerpt from a book of knots and their uses, and how it set up a theme for the chapter.

Overall a pretty satisfying read. ( )
  jsmick | Apr 19, 2024 |
A slow-burner that rewards those that stick with it. There's no real plot here, just a year or so with a rudderless man who has been kicked by life in general and especially by those who should of loved him.
Quoyle relocates with his daughters to Newfoundland, his ancestral home, after tragedy strikes. With the help of his aunt, fellow reporters at the local newspaper, and the townspeople, Quoyle perhaps finds his place in the world and love that is given back in kind instead of stomped on.
What drives this book is getting to know the small-town people and their struggles as their lives change with the death of the fishing economy. Proulx captures locations and the locals' speech patterns nicely and never presents them as eccentrics, although they certainly are characters.
Poignant, humorous, a lovely book. ( )
  RobertOK | Aug 20, 2023 |
Having read 'Accordion Crimes' years ago, i set Annie as a saved author in my 'Bookbub' account in the hope of getting a cheap copy for my kindle so i could read it again sometime.

But instead of the hoped for 'Accordion Crimes', 'Bookbub' sent me an email for this book instead and i jumped straight onto it in the hope of more of the fantastic writing i had enjoyed so much in 'Accordion Crimes', and i wasn't disappointed.

Once again, Annie's writing and attention to detail is incredible, and she really takes you on the journey of the main protagonist as he settles into his new life in Newfoundland.

One thing this book does do is convinces me that i never, ever, want to go to Newfoundland, and it does make me wonder why Annie would buy a summer house there - possibly for inspiration?

Anyway, if you're looking for a great read you can't really go wrong with Annie Proulx, and i very much look forward to 'Bookbub' sending me some more great offers of her books in the future - i certainly won't hesitate to buy any of them. ( )
  5t4n5 | Aug 9, 2023 |
Amazing.
  kevindern | Apr 27, 2023 |
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It has been – astonishingly – fifteen years since I read the novel but its memory is undimmed, its glorious set pieces still vivid before my eyes.
 
In E. Annie Proulx's vigorous, quirky novel "The Shipping News," set in present-day Newfoundland, there are indeed a lot of drownings. The main characters are plagued by dangerous undercurrents, both in the physical world and in their own minds. But the local color, ribaldry and uncanny sorts of redemption of Ms. Proulx's third book of fiction keep the reader from slipping under, into the murk of loss.
 

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In the old days a love-sick sailor might send the object of his affections a length of fishline loosely tied in a true-lover's knot. If the knot as sent back as it came the relationship was static. If the knot returned home snugly drawn up the passion was reciprocated. But if the knot was capsized - tacit advice to ship out.
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Annie Proulx's The Shipping News is a vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family. Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack, with a 'head shaped like a crenshaw, no neck, reddish hair...features as bunched as kissed fingertips,' is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife meets her just desserts. An aunt convinces Quoyle and his two emotionally disturbed daughters to return with her to the starkly beautiful coastal landscape of their ancestral home in Newfoundland. Here, on desolate Quoyle's Point, in a house empty except for a few mementos of the family's unsavory past, the battered members of three generations try to cobble up new lives. Newfoundland is a country of coast and cove where the mercury rarely rises above seventy degrees, the local culinary delicacy is cod cheeks, and it's easier to travel by boat and snowmobile than on anything with wheels. In this harsh place of cruel storms, a collapsing fishery, and chronic unemployment, the aunt sets up as a yacht upholsterer in nearby Killick-Claw, and Quoyle finds a job reporting the shipping news for the local weekly, the Gammy Bird (a paper that specializes in sexual-abuse stories and grisly photos of car accidents). As the long winter closes its jaws of ice, each of the Quoyles confronts private demons, reels from catastrophe to minor triumph-in the company of the obsequious Mavis Bangs; Diddy Shovel the strongman; drowned Herald Prowse; cane-twirling Beety; Nutbeem, who steals foreign news from the radio; a demented cousin the aunt refuses to recognize; the much-zippered Alvin Yark; silent Wavey; and old Billy Pretty, with his bag of secrets. By the time of the spring storms Quoyle has learned how to gut cod, to escape from a pickle jar, and to tie a true lover's knot.

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